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6 Days of Labor: A Birth Story

Brian Leaf | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

While watching a DVD of Meet the Fockers, Gwen has a contraction. I grab a pencil and the closest thing to write on (oddly, a scrap of wood) and begin timing. Five minutes apart and lasting one minute! Wahoo! Make the call!

How Should You Choose Between a Hospital and a Home Birth?

Napala Pratini | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Parents-to-be will spend countless hours researching doctors and baby names and planning appointments and baby showers -- but what is the right choice when it comes to a home birth versus a hospital delivery?

Should Home Births Be Regulated? This State Thinks So

Posted 02.13.2014 | Parents

"If you have to get a license to cut hair, you should have to get a license to deliver a baby." That argument, courtesy of the Hawaii Medical Asso...

Catherine Pearson

Home Birth Study Finds No Increased Risk For Mom Or Baby, Experts Still Divided

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents

Tanya Smith-Johnson has given birth to four healthy babies: two in a hospital and one in a birth center attached to a hospital. Her fourth was born at...

8 Reasons I'm Choosing To Have A Home Birth

Babble.com | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Babble.com

Home births are becoming more and more common, but they still aren't the norm by any means, and I've definitely encountered a few naysayers about our decisions. But, we've thought this through and are well-informed.

Catherine Pearson

Pediatricians Weigh In On Home Birth

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents

The safety of home birth is hotly debated, and now another major medical group has waded into the fray. The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday i...

Making Birth Better

Rachel Marie Stone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Rachel Marie Stone

Maternity care -- who provides it, what it costs, how the baby gets out -- is much bigger than the so-called Mommy Wars. It's a question of the common good, and to get there, we need, as HuffPost blogger Randi Hutter Epstein recently noted, to go beyond the old "home vs. hospital" debates.

I Am a Hip-Hop Artist Dad

Sapient | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Sapient

I am Sapient, I am a hip-hop artist, and I am also an advocate for natural childbirth, breastfeeding and attachment parenting. And yeah, breastfeeding isn't exactly hip-hop.

Eco Mom and Health Coach Autumn Bree Fata on Leading a Spectacular Life

Zoe Helene | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Zoe Helene

Autumn expresses her personal-is-political via social media like an artist might explore a new medium or genre (I love her for that!). Friends witnessed her recent pregnancy on Facebook, and little Rain's "Natural Home Birth" album was nothing short of epic.

Women vs. Mothers

Hayley Krischer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

There's a whole lot of warfare going on over unconventional mothering and much of it is being done by women.

Setting Up Realistic Expectations of Birth -- Changes We Can All Make

Brandy Ferner | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

Our culture sends the message that birth is no big thang. It's pretty ordinary, happens everyday, is nothing more than a baby coming out of a hole.

Home Births Up, Experts Cite Natural-Birth 'Subculture'

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- Home births rose 20 percent over four years, government figures show, reflecting what experts say is a small subculture among white women t...

Why Home Births Are Worth Considering

Melissa Cheyney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Cheyney

If doctors and midwives could be willing to learn from and respect one another, women and babies in our country would benefit.